Draft regulations in the UK aim to tell women the truth about abortion, Medicaid-covered midwifery in Idaho, the Pope talks to doctors instead of women, Wyoming rejects mandatory ultrasound bill, and dramatic reductions in unplanned pregnancies by giving women a year of birth control at a time.
Washington DC proposes birth control from pharmacists without a prescription; newly-created UN Women director speaks at the opening session of Commission on the Status of Women; GOP budget slashes foreign aid for HIV/AIDS programs and AIDS advocates say it will mean the loss of babies’ lives; Dr. Bernard Nathanson, a physician who provided abortions turned passionate-anti-legal-abortion-advocate dies.
Congratulations to our Gay and Lesbian servicemembers today – and to all Americans who believe in justice for all – as Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repeal is signed into law; it’s not really those birth control pills which are responsible for increased estrogen in our water supply; and a Colorado physician is in hot water over a prescription for medical marijuana for a pregnant woman.
Will Congress be voting for fair pay? Will women soon have access to certified professional midwives in Illinois? And are women in the U.S. really getting the message that we’re at risk of contracting HIV?
A Mormon Elder apologizes for the pain Prop 8 has caused, while states and “family” orgnanizations sign on to briefs that urge the marriage ban to continue. Plus – should there be folic acid in your birth control pill?
An anti-contraception documentary reveals a widening disagreement within the anti-choice movement over the use of birth control.
Healthcare reform seems to be lacking for women, especially now that birth control is not considered preventive medicine.
A new report reveals that young adults are relying on magical thinking and misperceptions about contraception to the detriment of their well-being.
It’s two days until Christmas, and today is “Health Care Vote Eve.” Tomorrow morning the senate will be wrapping their bill with a pretty little bow. But today, let’s see what sort of carols are being sung while folks are decking the halls…
Ready to go down the rabbit hole? Today’s roundup is all about pharmaceuticals. And, in the mini-roundup, there is no joy in Mudville.